Mollie Rodie: Carnival queen
1 Aug 2013 – 29 Jun 2014
Ilott Room, Level 4
During World War II, New Zealand designer and journalist Mollie Rodie found a new use for her fashion credentials. Her Carnival Queen costume designs brought a touch of Hollywood-style glamour to fundraising pageants and helped rally spirits on the home front.
This exhibition showcases a selection of Rodie's watercolour sketches, alongside an album of photographs that reveal how local women brought them to life.
Read more about Mollie Rodie and her costume designs